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    Knife Skills

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    Looking to sharpen your culinary skills? Get the edge you need to succeed in the kitchen during this "Knife Skills" workshop! Anybody who's ever gotten a cut knows that the knife can be an intimidating implement to work with. That said, it also ranks as one of a serious chef's most important tools. This class is designed to help you build confidence in your knife skills by mastering safe, effective practices for slicing and dicing. You'll use actual foods to accomplish this, as you work techniques on both veggies and meats. You also learn how to select the right knife for each job. Of course, all those "pointers" will probably work up quite an appetite. So, in the process of learning, you'll also prepare a delicious meal! On the menu: Matchstick Vegetable Salad; Hash Browns with Caramelized Onions; Flank Steak with Chimichurri Sauce; and Grilled Fruit Skewers. Looking sharp!
    Knife Skills

    12207 Seal Beach Blvd, Seal Beach

    • Enhance your kitchen knife skills during a hands-on culinary workshop
    • Master safe and effective techniques while cutting vegetables and meats
    • Prepare a delicious meal to enjoy at the class's conclusion
    • Socialize with fellow foodies in a creative learning environment
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    9 positive reviews
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    Fishing Impossible Technique 101

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    Love seafood, but afraid of botching it your home kitchen? Then you'll likely find this hands-on culinary class to be quite the catch! You'll settle into the bright, social cooking environment maintained by Central Coast Culinary & Catering, where you'll master a number of tasty recipes alongside a professional chef. You won't be learning to be a one-trick seahorse, either. You'll poach, steam, and bake a variety of seafood favorites, including shrimp, clams, mussels, salmon, snapper, scallops, ahi, and halibut! As you cook, your instructor will offer insights into how and when to buy fish, so you can plan ahead for that next dinner party. Plus, prepare delicious sauces to serve with your dishes, such as ginger scallion and chipotle butter ... And a yummy dessert! Seems too good to be true, huh? Some may even say it smells a little ... fishy.
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    Fishing Impossible Technique 101

    2078 Parker St, San Luis Obispo

    • Pick up the essentials of preparing seafood during a hands-on culinary experience
    • Master a range of dishes, including shellfish, salmon, snapper, ahi, and halibut
    • Prepare complimentary sauces, a dessert, and dine with fellow foodies
    • Get tips on when and where to purchase various types of seafood
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    2 positive reviews
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    Slow Cooked Meals

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    Tired watching cooking shows? Sick of dreaming of delicious meals and then ordering chinese food? Stop torturing yourself and learn how to cook with the Food Network Star, Chef Rahm Fama. Take your time with your meal as you learn the basics of slow cooked foods. Chef Rahm will walk you through how to cook tasty root vegetables, slow cooked beef, pulled pork with creamy polenta, and slow cooked black beans. Apologies to the midwestern housewives out there -- you will not be using a crockpot for any of these dishes. Stop dreaming about food you want and start eating it!
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    Slow Cooked Meals

    12207 Seal Beach Blvd, Seal Beach

    • Learn to cook along Food Network Star Rahm Fama
    • Practice layering flavors in a dish and maximizing the culinary potential of separate ingredients
    • Discover the secret to making intense flavor from basic cuts of meat and prepare delicious, delectable, succulent, caramelized vegetables to stand on their own or accompany any meat
    • Find your inner foodie and indulge in an educational day of cooking
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    9 positive reviews
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    Paleo Recipes

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    Want to get back to the basics in your culinary routine? Like way, way back? Go paleolithic during this hands-on workshop! Just in case you've been living in a cave somewhere, the paleo diet is an approach to nutrition that emphasizes only eating the foods that were once available to our prehistoric ancestors. During this workshop, you'll learn to follow the fundamental precepts of the paleo diet without actually having to sharpen your own spears and hunt your own game, or get your hands all dirty foraging for edible roots and plants. The class instructor will cover both shopping and recipe preparation. In the process, you'll work alongside fellow foodies in creative kitchen environment as you create a delicious meal that will make pre-history! On the menu: Kale, Radish and Hard Boiled Egg Salad with Toasted Seeds and Citrus Vinaigrette; Spaghetti Squash with Roasted Fennel, Herbs and Lemon Infused Olive Oil; Orange Cashew Chicken; and Eggplant with Lamb or Beef, Mint, Pine Nuts and Tomatoes. Who knew cavemen had five star restaurants?
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    Paleo Recipes

    12207 Seal Beach Blvd, Seal Beach

    • Master several delicious recipes that adhere to a paleolithic diet approach
    • Work with an experienced chef to prepare delicious and nutritious meals
    • Develop confidence in your cooking skills and the ability to recreate each dish on your own
    • Meet fellow foodies and enjoy a scrumptious meal you've prepared together
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    9 positive reviews
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    Cooking 101

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    Have you always wanted to host fancy a dinner party, but are afraid your guests won't be that into charbroiled frozen pizza? Demystify the big, bad kitchen with Cooking 101! You'll settle into a bright, social kitchen studio alongside other foodies, where you'll learn the tricks of the trade from an experienced chef. You won't just learn to cook, either. You'll cover topics such as where to buy food, what to keep in your pantry, and even what types of cookware every home kitchen should have! Numerous additional culinary topics will be covered, including organic vs. natural, grass fed vs. corn fed, herbs, oils, and storage concerns. Practice making basic salads and everyday vinaigrette's, essential meats such as salmon, chicken breast, pork chops, and steak, broccoli and cauliflower, a veggie stir fry, garlic roasted mashed potatoes, and a delicious dessert. So, dinner's at your place, right?
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    Cooking 101

    2078 Parker St, San Luis Obispo

    • Pick up cooking essentials during a culinary class for the clueless
    • Master a number of delicious recipes for both meat and vegetable dishes
    • Learn shopping and storage basics, and discover what kind of kitchenware to buy
    • Build the confidence to recreate these dishes in your home kitchen
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    2 positive reviews
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    Vegetarian Cuisine

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    Think going vegetarian is a huge missed-steak? You'll have no beefs with that idea after this all-veggies cooking class! That's because you'll be learning to cook a variety of delicious and healthy dishes that will transform your home kitchen routine! On the menu: Mallorcan Vegetable Stew Baked in Bowls on Crusty French Bread; Stir-Fried Tofu, Shiitake Mushrooms, Peas, Garlic, Ginger, Soy Sauce, Rice Wine, Chili Sauce; Grilled Vegetable Ratatouille with Roasted Red Pepper, Yellow/Green Zucchini, Japanese Eggplant, Tomatoes, Basil; Italian Parsley, Rosemary, Thyme, Garlic and Red Onion; Spicy Black Bean Chili, Onions, Red Bell Peppers, Cumin, Chipotle Chilies, Tomatoes; Peruvian Chickpea Cakes with Onion, Jalapeno Pepper, Garlic, Cumin and Turmeric; and Le Puy Lentil Soup with Leeks, Onions, Garlic, Turmeric Root and Cumin. And when the cooking is done, there's a feast to be devoured! Designed for foodies of all culinary skillsets, this is a great chance to build confidence in your cooking abilities and maybe make a few new friends in the process. It certainly is something to chew on, huh?
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    Vegetarian Cuisine

    2366 Pelham Ave, Los Angeles

    • Master a variety of vegetarian dishes during this culinary workshop
    • Use gourmet ingredients to create healthy recipes
    • Build confidence in your culinary skills in a supportive learning environment
    • Enjoy scarfing down your creations in class and socializing with other foodies
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    27 positive reviews
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    Meat and Potatoes

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    Does the mere thought of meat and potatoes leave you in state of drooling ecstasy? Embrace your hunger with Celebrity Chef Rahm Fama, author of the hit book, Meat and Potatoes! Class takes place in the bright creative kitchen space maintained by PREP Kitchen Essentials, where you'll get your hands dirty alongside fellow classmates. That makes it a great place to not only add a little flavor to your kitchen skills, but "meat" some new foodie friends as well! On the menu is a multi-course meal of dishes that are sure to become hits at your dinner table: Roast Fingerling Potato and Arugula Salad; New Mexico Red Chili Coffee Crusted Tri Tip; Brick Chicken with Goat Cheese Potato Briquettes; Creamy Corn Blue Cheese Polenta with Caramelized Cippolini Onions; Crispy Brussels Sprouts; and Savory Bread Pudding Muffins. Hungry yet?
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    Meat and Potatoes

    12207 Seal Beach Blvd, Seal Beach

    • Master new recipes and kitchen skills during a hands-on culinary workshop
    • Learn under the guidance of Chef Rahm Fama, author of Meat and Potatoes
    • Enjoy a delicious meal of gourmet dishes that you helped prepare
    • Meet fellow foodies in a fun social kitchen setting
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    9 positive reviews
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    Beer and Food Pairing Cooking Course

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    Everyone loves to talk about gourmet food with wine. But what about one of the oldest beverages known to man? That's right -- beer! Come to Chef Eric's Culinary Classroom for a great beer and cooking class! You'll join your teacher on a mouth-watering exploration of gourmet foods and specialty beers. Learn how to use beer in your recipes and sample some of Chef Eric's personal favorites as you work. You'll make tasty dishes like: Garlic Grilled Shrimp Skewers with Vanilla-Saffron, Sauce Pan-Seared Chicken Cutlets with Jalapeno Garlic Sauce, Scallion-Cilantro Barley Pilaf with Chervil, Beer Braised Pork Loin with Shallots, Garlic, Onions, Sage and Thyme, White Cheddar Cheese Mashed Fingerling Potatoes, Oven-Roasted Broccoli with Olive Oil, Sundried Tomatoes and Garlic, and Ancho Chile Devil's Food Cupcakes with Chocolate Ganache Frosting Hopportunity is knocking. Don't lets this chance slip away!
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    Beer and Food Pairing Cooking Course

    2366 Pelham Ave, Los Angeles

    • Learn to cook gourmet foods that go well with specialty beers and prepare a delicious meal
    • Explore your inner culinary creativity
    • Make dishes such as shrimp skewers, braised pork loin, cheddar cheese mashed potatoes, and more!
    • Sample a number of specialty beers to pair with your food
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    27 positive reviews
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    Delicious Chicken Dinners

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    Up for a little fowl play? Get the goods on three delicious chicken dishes during this creative culinary experience! You'll master the preparation and presentation techniques to recreate each dish as you work under the guidance of an experienced chef. By the class's end, you'll have developed the confidence and knowledge to recreate each dish from your home kitchen. On the menu: Chicken Alfredo Pasta with Broccoli; Roasted Chicken Provencal; and Asian BBQ Chicken and Vegetables. You'll also learn to professionally carve chicken, and prepare Caramelized Apples in Brown Sugar Caramel Sauce over Ice Cream for dessert. You'll also work in a bright, creative kitchen space alongside fellow foodies. That makes this class not only a chance to up your culinary game, but meet a few "birds of a feather" for your next dinner party!
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    Delicious Chicken Dinners

    12207 Seal Beach Blvd, Seal Beach

    • Master three chicken entrees and other recipes during a creative culinary workshop
    • Pick up both, preparation and presentation techniques for your next dinner party
    • Enjoy a delicious meal of gourmet morsels that you helped prepare
    • Meet fellow foodies in a fun social kitchen setting
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    9 positive reviews
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    Cooking Designer Appetizers

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    Ever been to a restaurant and wonder how the heck they make their hors d'oeuvres look so tasty and ornamental? Now you can learn to do it at home! Come to Chef Eric's Culinary classroom to learn the fundamentals of designing appetizers! You'll join your teacher on a mouth-watering exploration of the style and presentation of a range of hors d'oeuvres. It's the perfect class to get ready for your upcoming dinner party. You'll make tasty morsels like: Artichoke Leaves Stuffed with Prosciutto and Parmesan Cheese, Smoked Salmon and Crème Fraiche Puff Pastry Bites, Caprese Salad in Martinis Glasses, Minted Meatball Lettuce Wraps with Homemade Hummus, Spicy Peanut Curry Chicken Salad in Baked Wonton Cups, Wild Mushroom and Gruyere Cheese Tart, and Roasted Red Pepper and Gorgonzola Cheese Bruschetta. We won't complain if you save some for us...
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    Cooking Designer Appetizers

    2366 Pelham Ave, Los Angeles

    • Learn methods for improving the style and presentation of your appetizers in a fun and engaging class
    • Discover a skill that you can apply to many other hors d'oeuvres and starters
    • Make morsels such as stuffed artichoke leaves, smoked salmon, minted meatball wraps, and more
    • Add a great new aspect to your kitchen skill-set to impress your guests
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    27 positive reviews

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